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Paul Farmer: "To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation"

Diane speaks with renowned physician and social activist Paul Farmer. In his latest book, he encourages young people to tackle the greatest challenges of our times, from global health and poverty to climate change.

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Excerpt from "To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation" by Paul Farmer. Copyright 2013 by Paul Farmer. Reprinted here by permission of University of California Press . All rights reserved.

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Virginia Remains At Odds With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

Lawmakers in Virginia continue to resist the $9.6 billion Medicaid expansion on offer from the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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